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Modeling for Optimal Ambulance Patient Compartment Layout



Deogratias Kibira, Yung-Tsun T. Lee, Mehdi Dadfarnia


This paper describes how modeling and simulation can play a major role in developing standards recommendations for patient compartment layout of automotive ambulances in the United States, to improve performance and safety. Acquiring necessary information from relevant stakeholders is shown as a method that can be used to determine user design requirements. The requirements will in turn be used to develop design concepts taking into consideration human interface with the ambulance work environment. The modeling and simulation of clinical care activities in the ambulance can be used to evaluate the design concepts and determine those that would better meet safety and performance requirements.
Proceedings Title
2012 Spring Simulation Multi-conference, SpringSim '12
Conference Dates
March 26-29, 2012
Conference Location
Orlando, FL


Ambulance patient compartment design, modeling and simulation, ergonomics, safety.


Kibira, D. , Lee, Y. and Dadfarnia, M. (2012), Modeling for Optimal Ambulance Patient Compartment Layout, 2012 Spring Simulation Multi-conference, SpringSim '12, Orlando, FL, [online], (Accessed May 19, 2024)


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Created March 29, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017